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1966 Duke Blue Devils Artwork: Men's Dri-Power T-shirt

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Color: white

$27.99 $39.99
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As World War I ended, Duke's Board of Trustees, then called the "Trinity College Board of Trustees", lifted their quarter century ban of football on campus leading to an interest in naming the athletic teams. The team was then known as the Trinity Eleven, the Blue and White, or the Methodists (as opposed to the Baptists of nearby rival Wake Forest University). Because of the ambiguity, the student newspaper, the Trinity Chronicle (now called The Chronicle) launched a campaign to create a new mascot. The Trinity Chronicle editor narrowed the many nominations down to those that utilized the school colors of dark blue and white. The narrowed list consisted of Blue Titans, Blue Eagles, Blue Devils, Royal Blazes, and Blue Warriors. The name actually refers to the Chasseurs Alpins, also known as "les diables bleus" ("The Blue Devils"), a French military unit which had impressed many Duke students and alumni returning home from the Western Front. The nickname of the Chasseurs Alpins was derived from the blue jacket and blue-grey breeches worn as part of their World War I-era uniform.
Product details
This comfortable everyday vintage t-shirt is great for any occasion and allows you to proudly wear imagery not frequently seen on current-day sport or alumni merchandise. Artwork has been reproduced from the original and has been digitally restored, framed, and enhanced for vibrant color. It’s athletic, moisture-wicking fabric provides all-day comfort.
  • 5.4 oz. 50/50 cotton/polyester, pre-shrunk jersey
  • Regular Fit, lightweight material, moisture wicking
  • Advanced moisture management and odor control
  • Shoulder to shoulder taping and 2-needle hemmed sleeves and bottom
  • Seamless 1x1 rib collar with 2-needle cover-stitching on front neck
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